(June 1, 2023) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been selected as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women and Diversity” for the 14th time by Seramount, a professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing inclusion, equity and diversity (IE&D) in the workplace.
Littler is one of the top five firms on the list, which recognizes those utilizing best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers and – for the first time – lawyers from underrepresented groups, including people of color.
“It is always an honor to be recognized for our IE&D efforts, and we are thrilled to be included on Seramount’s list once again,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president, and Paul Bateman, Chief Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Officer, in a joint statement. “The recognition’s expansion this year to include diverse attorneys reflects the importance of ensuring everyone has a seat at the table and can embrace their full potential – and our IE&D programs are designed to do just that.”
Littler’s suite of IE&D programs and initiatives support the advancement of women and diverse attorneys. For example, the firm’s Women’s Leadership Initiative focuses on developing and retaining women leaders at every level of the firm. Additionally, Littler’s award-winning Career Advocacy Program and SOAR Program, the firm’s sponsorship and mentorship initiatives, have been instrumental in advancing women and diverse attorneys.
Over the past year, Littler has received several other recognitions as a top firm for women and diverse attorneys – including Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ+ workplace equality, and Mansfield Certification Plus from Diversity Lab, among others. A full list of the firm’s accolades, as well as a comprehensive overview of Littler’s ongoing IE&D programming and initiatives can be found in the firm’s 2022 Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Annual Report and on Littler.com.
“I’m proud to expand our Best Law Firms for Women to include diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts,” said Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “From increasing representation of historically excluded talent to expanding upon their family-friendly benefits, our Best Law Firms are putting in the work necessary to build firm cultures where employees can thrive.”
With more than 1,700 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse global team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.